BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
TAUNTON, MASSACHUSETTS - A 19-year-old Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip discharged the firearm that not only killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and his wife, Sofia on June 28, 1914, but, triggered World War I, and an outbreak of violence that left roughly 17 million people dead within four years. Princip received the maximum penalty, 20 years in prison, and died in the prison infirmary of tuberculosis on April 28, 1918. A military alliance of Austria-Hungary, Ottoman-Empire, Bulgaria, and Germany formed the majority of the Central Powers, and a military alliance of The British Empire, Serbia, Russia, Italy, and the United States of America formed the majority of the Allied Powers. This obviously created "world" hostility, starting on July 28, 1914 and quietly ending on November 11, 1918.
The following year, The Treaty of Versailles, a cease-fire agreement, was signed on June 28, 1919. "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations...," stated President Woodrow Wilson. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938, established November, 11, 1919 a legal holiday every year.
Today, Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a 501(c) (3) top-rated non-profit organization that constructs, and pledges custom house across the nation. HFOT reported its Veterans Day Celebrity campaign roster. Cher, George Clooney, Ben Stiller and Jake Tapper are a few of the prominent names bringing their talent together to reinforce HFOT's objective. Offered exclusively through eBay for Charity, bidding will go live on November 4, 2017, and close on November 14, 2017 at eBay.com/homesforourtroops. "We have a tremendous opportunity with this auction to advance our capacity to build homes and rebuild lives," said Tom Landwermeyer, HFOT President and CEO. "Jake and his celebrity team along with the generous bidders will enable HFOT to get more deserving post 9/11 Veterans into the custom specially adapted homes they need."
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Shawn W. Anderson